Georgia: 15-year sentence handed down in DUI hit-run death of bicyclist; 5 in prison, 10 on probation

Aug. 16, 2014 — Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Marietta man will spend five years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist that occurred in April 2013.

Damon Thomas Latuch, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to homicide by vehicle in the first degree.

Assistant District Attorney Marty First said the evidence would show that Mr. Latuch had been out drinking at a bar with friends in the hours before the fatal crash on April 10, 2013, that he had been told at two different times in those hours that he was too drunk to drive, and that he had refused to let someone else drive.